If you follow me on snapchat (stephlouiseatb) or instagram/instagram live (homeinhighheels) then you likely know my obsession with Asian-inspired dishes. This is one I had waiting in the wings for some time. I’ve transitioned to low carb but I found a few posts that never made it into the limelight! I’ll give low carb variations below but honestly- this is the kind of dish I splurge on a few bites of carbs. Keep reading to see how to put together this simple but delicious dish for yourself!…
Ready for a luscious pasta dish? This is it! I admit- Ryan & I are both pasta-aholics. Need a quick dinner? We’re usually reaching for some pasta & creating a dish out of what we have. This recipe uses high-quality pasta I discovered & some absolutely luscious cheese & butter! Keep reading to dive in!…
Ready for another week? I’ve been prepping each Sunday for my dinners- & it helps so much! This week we’re bringing you a bit of everything. & Mexican Wedding Cookies! YUM! Feel free to comment below if you have any recipe requests & don’t forget to follow Home in High Heels on Instagram at @homeinhighheels to see what I’m eating throughout the week as well! Cheers to a great week…& Valentine’s Day!
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Hey everyone! Long time no talk! Have you ever been so sick you just couldn’t accomplish anything but TV watching? That was me. Now that I’m feeling a bit better (not 100% but I’m pushing through) it is time to get back to our regularly scheduled programming! Sunday I was supposed to share but forgive me for being a day late! Each week I’ll be sharing recipes to get you through the weekly dinners- try something new & get organized at the same time! This will also let you check out some of my favorite bloggers which is always a good thing! So tell me- what are you making for dinner this week?
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Bacon & Jalapenos are two of my favorite things. Another favorite thing? Poppers- ooey, gooey, cheesy poppers. Oh, & pizza? Yes. That too. Basically this recipe is a bunch of my favorite things crammed into the easiest single-serving recipe pretty much ever. Keep reading to check it out!…
Happy beginnings of the holiday madness! While everyone is prepping HUGE birds…I’m posting something a bit different. Cornish hens are much smaller & a lot easier to prepare than you may think. Today I want to share a recipe that looks gourmet but is actually very simple to put together for an impressive meal. With some citrus, honey, & fresh sage touches…get ready to fall in love. …
Need a quick family dinner? Then you’ve come to the right place! Today I wanted to share how to get a full (& actually pretty darn impressive) looking dinner on the table in about 20 minutes! & how to be sneaky…because sneakiness is key here! This setup is perfect for a family- even if they have picky kids. Keep reading to check it out & snag a coupon!…
Want a warm, cozy meal that won’t break your healthy lifestyle? I have had a very long mission to find the perfect lasagna that isn’t so heavy but still tastes rich. Lasagna is so tasty but also has a delicate balance- & I think this is the best one yet! Plus it is super easy to put together & perfect for busy families! …
When it comes to making dinner lately- I am a slacker. I’ve spent so much time unpacking, moving things around, & just everything that goes along with it that I haven’t had the kitchen space or time to whip up something complicated. As much as I love making things from scratch, sometimes you just can’t. I’m also on the hunt for ideas that help re-purpose leftovers! Keep reading to check out how we customize crostinis & I’ll have a fun giveaway at the end too!…
Almonds. Almond all the things. When Ryan & I first got married we were flat broke. We refer to the younger versions of ourselves as “broke as a joke” on a semi-regular basis. We may not be rolling in dough (well sometimes I roll dough) now but whenever we think things are bad that’s our reminder. Almond-crusted chicken is one of those recipes that costs a bit more than breadcrumbs & really tastes special. & looks way more fancy. True story! Check out how ridiculously easy it is to recreate below!…
I’ve been trying to recreate some of my favorite restaurant dishes at home lately…& some of them have turned out pretty great. Ahi tuna is an ingredient I’m mildly obsessed with- I love just about everything about it. Except cooking it. While this still isn’t perfect it was tasty…& inspired by a recipe in Clean Slate written by the editors of Martha Stewart Living. This dish is healthy, easy to make, & has some brightness to perk up the tastebuds. …
Are you a soup fan? I go for weeks eating soups as my lunch at home. Something about the warmth & often something spicy just makes me happy. It can also really help with weight loss & making us feel more full! This recipe was adapted from the Poached Chicken with Bok Choy in Ginger Broth recipe from Martha Stewart Clean Slate Cookbook, p. 232. I’m in love with the recipe overall but I subbed in some flavors & ingredients I almost always have on hand. This is an easy one that is sure to please & adjust for anyone wanting to use up some ingredients!…
Have you ever made spaghetti squash in the hopes of noodles…& ended up with mush? We have. Quite a few times actually. The faux noodles would merge with the sauce & become squash clumps. They definitely weren’t fooling anyone into thinking they were pasta! So what is the trick? It is all in the cut- keep reading to check it out!…
I decided one night that I wanted to have fondue but there just isn’t all that many options out here. Ryan grew up eating fondue at home but it was the oil kind- I thought cheese sounded better! I read a ton of recipes but decided on a few simple ones pieced together. We also had some amazing drinks because we’re grownups & no one can tell us what to do, right?
I pretty much followed this recipe here on Spoonful but using the option of beer. I also rubbed the inside of the crock pot with a raw garlic glove instead of adding it directly to the slowcooker. If you want something super creamy don’t do what I did by using up a few small bits of cheese since they didn’t melt down as well. Still tasted amazing though- like beer cheese soup!
- crusty French bread
- sausage that had been charred a bit for flavor
- pear & apple
- roasted asparagus
- roasted green beans
Obviously you can use about anything you have that goes with cheese- these items just happened to be readily available. There’s just something so fun about fondue! I think it is because it is a real activity & creates a bit of conversation. The prep looks like a lot but it didn’t really take much time. If you use raw veggies then it practically preps itself.
What do you do for date nights? What’s your favorite fondue recipe? Any tips for chocolate fondue?
Hopefully you caught my Thai Peanut Sauce Recipe yesterday because today we’re throwing it together into one of my favorite lunches! Eat them cold, eat them hot, eat them right after they’ve been prepared, save them for later…main dish…appetizer…side…. Seriously this is one of those dishes that does it all. Plus it is completely customizable. If you don’t dig the veggies I do or you prefer tofu instead of chicken- whatever. Plus it is Friday & that means time for another Friday Foodie Linkup! Check it out!
- For Noodles-
- 1 box of spaghetti noodles
- salt & pepper
- 1 tablespoon oil
- 1 clove garlic
- ½ teaspoon Asian peppers or sriracha
- 2 chicken breasts, cut into bite size pieces
- 1 can baby corn, drained well & chopped into thirds
- 15-20 spears of medium asparagus, cleaned & chopped into thirds
- 1-2 tablespoons soy sauce
- For Sauce- see this entry from Home in High Heels
- You'll want about 2-3 tablespoons per person.
- Optional- chopped green onions & peanuts.
- Salt a large pot of water & bring to a boil. Add pasta & cook according to package instructions. Drain, rinse under cold water, & set aside.
- Add oil to wok & heat on high. When heated, dd garlic & saute until lightly browned.
- Sprinkle chicken with salt & pepper, also the dried peppers if using. Add sriracha at the end or directly to the sauce. Add chicken to the pan & cook until lightly browned.
- Add baby corn & saute for 1-2 minutes to remove moisture. Add asparagus last since it cooks faster.
- Add soy sauce & mix thoroughly then remove from heat. Add noodles & sauce mixing well.
- Serve hot or chill. Can be eaten hot or cold.
Yum! Simple, easy to make, & uses a sauce you can keep on hand. Remember to check out that recipe for Thai peanut sauce here– it beats the bottled versions! I really hope you give this recipe a try because it is an amazing fallback meal that is kid friendly as well, just omit spicy additions when you make the sauce. For more texture add some chopped peanuts on top, yum!
& here is the linkup! Hope you enjoy checking out the other recipes as much as I do! Want to join in on our next linkup? Check out my Lifestyle Blogging Network tab here for more information & how to apply.
If you caught my post this past Friday with my recipe for Mint & Lime Asparagus then you saw this coming- BEER. I don’t personally drink beer very often (although my beer of choice tends to be Blue Moon & definitely with an orange wedge) but I do love cooking with it. Beer can completely transform a dish & make the meal much more exciting. Sometimes I use tequila or bourbon or whiskey but seeing as this is St. Patrick’s Day beer is only right don’t you think? I mixed together a few recipes I’ve made in the past to come up with something a bit fun & definitely tasty. Here is the end result- Sweet & Spicy Honey Beer Sauce with Chicken. Don’t forget to stay tuned till the end of the post for lots more St. Patrick’s Day ideas from other bloggers as well!
I highly recommend using a beer you really love- this one that I used was a leftover from a get-together but it worked out nicely. I also used some honey called Grilling Honey & it is from Savannah Bee Company. It has a bit more of a smoky taste but if you want something similar a nice quality liquid smoke would be lovely. I served the plate above for a lunch, for dinner I like to throw in a salad & potatoes. Husband gave it a 9 out of 10. I love how quick it was to prepare & with few ingredients, perfect on a busy night.
- 1 tablespoon canola or grapeseed oil
- 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, about 6 oz each
- Fresh black pepper
- Kosher salt or smoked salt
- 2 fresh garlic cloves, minced
- ½ cup high quality beer, preferably darker & richer in flavor
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 1 Japanese or Korean pepper, chopped or 1-3 teaspoons sriracha
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro or Thai basil
- Heat oil in large pan with high sides on medium high heat. While pan is heating up whisk together beer, soy sauce, peppers or sriracha, & honey in a small bowl. If substituting dried herbs add them now as well. Set aside.
- Season chicken breast with salt & pepper on each side & when the oil is hot, add to pan carefully. Cook about 5-7 minutes on each side for a nice sear. Don't move it around too much or you won't get a nice color. Remove from pan & keep warm.
- In the same pan with chicken leftovers add your garlic. Cook until softened & lightly browned. Re-whisk your sauce if anything has settled & add to pan. Whisk to mix. Let thicken up a bit.
- Serve hot over chicken or add chicken back to the pan to really drench them.
I hope you enjoyed this recipe inspired by the many gallons of beer guzzled on this day! If you’re not much of a drinker (I’m a lightweight to the max!) then maybe this will knock your socks off & make you feel like a St. Patrick’s Day participant! Check out the many other lovely blog posts from bloggers on St. Patrick’s Day inspiration- you’re bound to find a few new-to-you bloggers to enjoy!